Why does teen pregnancy matter?
Preventing teen pregnancy is one of the smartest investments we can make in our society. Every dollar we spend on prevention returns to us many times over in decreased public health spending and other costs, not to mention the personal gains from every child being allowed to grow, thrive, and reach their fullest potential.
- Reduce teen pregnancy rates
- Increase use of contraceptives
- Promote teen-friendly health care
- Improve communication skills
Better Access = Better Outcomes
We know what works.
Between 1991 and 2016, teen birth rates in South Carolina decreased by 70%, due to better education and access to contraceptives. In an effort to work towards further decreases in the teen birth rate, Fact Forward employs a variety of efforts including investing in communities, leading major programs, spreading awareness, and conducting research and evaluation.
We offer onsite trainings for groups of ten or more people throughout the Southeast. All trainings are evidence-based and many meet the standards set forth by the CHEA (Comprehensive Health Education Act) for South Carolina.
- How to talk to teens about sex
- LGBTQ inclusivity
- STI Prevention
We have an extensive library of curriculum materials for educators, healthcare providers, and community leaders, including full curriculum packets, DVDs, books, Spanish language materials and items for faith leaders. Materials are available for free for our partners and for a small fee for other organizations!
- Be Proud, Be Responsible
- Draw the Line, Respect the Line
- Making Proud Choices
- Rikers Health Advocacy
- All 4 You!
- Sisters Saving Sisters
- Seventeen Days
What can I do?
Parents and Trusted Adults
Let's Talk Month
Believe it or not, teens want to hear from their parents regarding love, sex, and relationships. Starting age-appropriate conversations early and into early adulthood will help young people make smarter decisions regarding their sexual health.